The Radix Training Programme is designed to give its trainees a very comprehensive education in the theory and practice of Radix Body Centered Psychotherapy, the relationship of Radix to other somatic therapies and its place in clinical practice. It requires trainees to develop their skills through three focuses:
The trainee's own ongoing experiential work, which begins prior to acceptance into the formal programme and continues at least to the conclusion of training. The heart of Radix training is the emphasis on the personal experiential work of the trainee. It is important to the process of a client that the therapist has explored the depths of their own experience, and is able to surrender to, and to be supportive of, their own deepest primary processes. This provides a solid grounding for the encouragement and support of these developments in their clients and creates a firm base of self knowledge to underpin one's work as a psychotherapist.
The study and application of theoretical and conceptual concepts underlying Radix Body Centered Psychotherapy. These concepts are experienced, discussed and integrated into a clinical understanding. Teaching methods include tapes and written reading materials, short seminars, experiential and training workshops, research and written assignments, group presentations, practical and written exams and supervision.
Supervised practice teaching. During the first year of training, each trainee must establish a small practice group with whom they work individually and in group and workshop settings. This enables the specific concepts, applications and interventions taught to be practised and supervised in depth.
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